Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the capital stock of privately held Arizona Chemical Holdings Corp. for a cash purchase price of $1.37 billion. Arizona Chemical's end-use market exposure is reportedly complementary with that of Kraton, particularly in markets such as adhesives, roads and construction, coatings, and oilfield chemicals.

Top 5 News that Sticks for September 27-October 3

1. Kraton to Buy Arizona Chemical for $1.37 Billion

2. Henkel Partners with Molding Equipment Manufacturer  (#5 last week)

3. UV-Curable Inks Market to Grow 15%

4. Chemical Activity Barometer Drops in September

5. FEICA Conference Continues to Grow